Thursday 1st July: Leading food-delivery company, Deliveroo, is expanding its services into campsites in Ireland this summer for holiday staycations. This year, when many people will be holidaying locally, Deliveroo is offering customers the opportunity to order their favourite food or groceries straight to their tent, caravan, or mobile home door.
The service will initially be available at Camac Valley Tourist Caravan and Camping Park in Clondalkin in Dublin as well as O'Halloran's Caravan Park, Salthill, and Salthill Caravan Park, both in Galway. Local restaurants such Osteria Italiana da Simone and Hush?Burger are available in Galway, but campers looking for something familiar can also treat themselves to some of Ireland's most loved chains such as Boojum and Xian Street Food. In Dublin, campers can avail of great dishes from family favourites such as Leo Burdock, Wowburger and Offbeat Donuts. Campers in both locations that prefer to cook up a storm can order ALDI groceries straight to their tent on Deliveroo.
Vincent Keogh of Camac Valley Tourist Caravan and Camping Park in Clondalkin, Dublin, said: "We are very pleased to be able to accommodate our guests in any way possible and the opportunity for people to be able to order their favourite meals while on holiday at our campsite is great!".
According to recent research from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission two in five (44%) people said that they were planning a staycation this year.* Research carried out by the Central Statistics Office earlier this year, found that seven in 10 (73.6%) people surveyed will take a holiday at home some time before November.
Arabella Jenkins of Deliveroo said: "This post-Covid summer is different to anything we have seen before, and we consider it our business to make sure that people have as good a time as they possibly can when it comes to food. At the moment we are trialling campsite deliveries, but we hope to soon roll this out across Ireland in the areas in which we operate".
Deliveroo currently delivers delicious food to locations in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway and works with more than 1,000 self-employed riders and more than 1,800 restaurants.